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General DIY videos

This section contains videos that will help when doing general DIY that does not fit into any other categories. In here you will find videos showing how to remove mould or even how to remove a wall plug with ease.

  • 16:41 Popular Sinking an electrical backbox

    Sinking an electrical backbox

    by Admin Added 4,668 Views / 0 Likes

    How to fit an electrical double back box onto a solid brick wall that has been wallpapered. Fitting a back box is normally done before the wall is papered but if you wanted to add an extra socket in your home and the wall has been papered then this video

  • 15:27 Popular Bathroom ceiling cladding

    Bathroom ceiling cladding

    by Admin Added 2,964 Views / 1 Likes

    How to clad a bathroom ceiling using PVC cladding.

  • 05:15 Popular How to fix squeaky stairs

    How to fix squeaky stairs

    by Admin Added 10.5k Views / 3 Likes

    squeaky stairs can be very annoying, if you can get access to the back of the stairs it is possible to fix the stairs to prevent them from squeaking.

  • 06:24 Popular How to use floor levelling compound

    How to use floor levelling compound

    by Admin Added 3,028 Views / 2 Likes

    A solid floor can often be un-level, but before a floor covering is applied (especially tiles) it is often necessary to level the floor. Here we level a very uneven concrete floor using floor levelling compound, which is mixed with cold, clean water. It's

  • 04:41 Popular How to tank a damp concrete floor

    How to tank a damp concrete floor

    by Admin Added 2,228 Views / 0 Likes

    Here we tank a concrete floor that has no physical damp proof course. Tanking the floor is a great solution that is cheap and will prevent any dampness from rising up through the floor. In this example KA tanking slurry was used which costs about £2

  • 03:57 Popular How to fix a leaking gutter

    How to fix a leaking gutter

    by Admin Added 2,709 Views / 0 Likes

    Gutters can eventually leak, perhaps because the joint has separated slightly, in this video we clean the gutter out and then apply plumbers gold which is a sealant that can be used in wet conditions. This seals the joint in the gutter and stops the leak.

  • 06:46 Popular How to clean out a cavity wall

    How to clean out a cavity wall

    by Admin Added 1,917 Views / 0 Likes

    It may be necessary to clean debris from your cavity, especially before you install a damp proof course. Debris in the cavity can cause damp to pass from the outside skin of the property to the inside and it can also cause a cold bridge which attracts con

  • 05:39 Popular Lifting floor boards

    Lifting floor boards

    by Admin Added 1,931 Views / 0 Likes

    Lifting floor boards is often required when doing DIY, here we demonstrate an easy way to lift floor boards so that they can be replaced with the minimum of making good afterwards.

  • 05:28 Popular Surface drain unblocking

    Surface drain unblocking

    by Admin Added 1,720 Views / 0 Likes

    Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.

  • 04:35 Popular Mixing cement

    Mixing cement

    by Admin Added 8,845 Views / 0 Likes

    Here we mix mortar to a ratio of 4 sand to 1 cement by volume (never by weight) using a plastic mixing tray and a shovel.

  • 03:14 Popular How to repair Tarmac

    How to repair Tarmac

    by Admin Added 1,474 Views / 0 Likes

    Damaged patches of Tarmac can easily be repaired inexpensively using a suitable cold lay repair compound.

  • 05:40 Popular Spirit level tutorial

    Spirit level tutorial

    by Admin Added 1,517 Views / 0 Likes

    A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.

  • 08:55 Popular wallpaper stripping using Zinsser DIF and paper tiger

    wallpaper stripping using Zinsser DIF and paper tiger

    by Admin Added 1,877 Views / 0 Likes

    Here I strip wallpaper using Zinsser DIF and Zinsser's paper tiger, this is the best way I have found to remove wallpaper easily and quickly with the least amount of work.

  • 03:35 Popular Removing plaster with a SDS drill

    Removing plaster with a SDS drill

    by Admin Added 2,664 Views / 0 Likes

    Removing plaster from walls can be done using a bolster chisel and hammer, but it is much easier with a SDS drill that has a roto stop function and a suitable chisel.

  • 05:26 Popular How to batten a ceiling

    How to batten a ceiling

    by Admin Added 2,656 Views / 0 Likes

    Battening a ceiling is often required if the ceiling is to be clad. Tongue and groove cladding can be used or special PVC cladding that is designed for use in bathrooms. The important bit is getting the battens level and secure.

  • 03:43 Popular How to remove coving

    How to remove coving

    by Admin Added 2,046 Views / 0 Likes

    Coving is not always in fashion and can spoil the look of a room. Here we show a quick way to remove the coving using a knock through screwdriver and a hammer.